A Statement from Jim Fetzer - what he actually meant
While it's true that a while back I outed Ralph Cinque for the lying sack of shit that he is I have far too much invested in the Doorway Man scam to let James Norwood blow the lid on it.
Since it has long been my habit to lend my name and support to any old crap without bothering to think it through I am aghast to realise that James Norwood hoped to take a more "hands - on" approach to his chairmanship of the OIC than I. Frankly a man capable of independent thought is not the sort of senior member that either Ralph or myself ever envisaged for the OIC, preferring as we did a collection of photos of people who would never contact us again and a few pliable yes men whose function would be to nod occasionally but basically say nothing. Ever.
Further, in my declining years I'm anxious not to be remembered solely as the only guy who got duped by that two-bit hormone - huffing quack from Texas. I'm sure I was once recognised for much better work...I just wish I could remember what it was.
Anyway, even though I have nothing whatsoever to do with the OIC and have placed on record my utter contempt for its founder Ralph Cinque, he has still come to me crying for help like a baby. It therefore falls upon me to try to salvage what remains of the Oswald Innocence Campaign and my reputation by making up some shit about James Norwood, even though I have previously described him as an "elite" JFK researcher in his many appearances on my show.
Not having paid much attention to the antics of Ralph Cinque recently I missed the removal of Prof. James Norwood, the recently appointed "chairman" of the Oswald Innocence Campaign from the list of "senior members" on the OIC home page. And as Ralphie himself has been completely silent on the subject of Norwood's departure thanks are due to Joe Backes for bringing the matter to our attention.
James Norwood has now published the reasons for his departure from the OIC, and his letter is a devastating blow to Cinque. Joe Backes has published it here - http://theoswaldinnocencecampaignisafraud.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/prof-james-norwood-explains-why-he-left.html,
but it's an important piece of writing and I'm going to reproduce it here. Thanks again to Joe for doing the legwork on this....
So there you have it, from the inside.
The OIC as an organisation is "functionally non-existent". A third of the so-called "senior members" are not only inactive, they can't even be contacted. And of the remainder only three or four participate.
The theory of Altgens 6 alteration is "not persuasive" and has never been taken seriously by even a fraction of the research community.
Ralph Cinque's incessant garbage postings are not representative of the view of the OIC members as a whole.
The recently departed chairman of the OIC is "unable to recommend the Oswald Innocence Campaign to any serious researcher of the JFK assassination".
In short, the Oswald Innocence Campaign is, as many of us have long maintained, a vehicle for the vanity of one man - narcissist and serial liar Ralph Cinque.
It's long past time for a few other prominent names on the OIC webpage to disassociate themselves from this mess. Do any of them have the integrity of James Norwood?
Prof. Norwood added this note to a Facebook post by Joe Backes -
Unsurprisingly, Ralphie has declined to publish James' letter of resignation and has made no mention of it - anywhere.
But....going back to the integrity thing...notice the comment from Jim Fetzer? Yep, THAT Jim Fetzer, who at the time of his own resignation from the chairmanship of the OIC had this to say about Ralphie "Raff" Cinque -
"He has done the OIC immeasurable harm by his abrasive replies to critics and other forms of abuse"
"I have become convinced that he is not an honest broker and that having him front and centre of the OIC is a mistake of enormous proportions".
Jim Fetzer, a man swimming in so much bullshit that he has no idea what he was saying five minutes ago...